Linda Lewis Griffith

Linda Lewis Griffith

How meditation can help you manage chronic pain

Because an estimated 100 million American adults live with chronic pain, doctors and patients are always searching for new ways to help ease the discomfort. Two recent studies suggest that mindfulness meditation may help. The studies were reported in Neuroscience and the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Linda Lewis Griffith

9 ways to stop worrying so much

A little worry is a good thing. But too much worry saps physical energy and makes it hard to sleep. Enjoyment flies out the window. Our thoughts become a jumble of “what if” and “won’t that be awful?” Follow 9 tips to keep your worrying under control.

Linda Lewis Griffith

How your blended family can survive — and thrive

Blending families can be a challenging activity, one for which few people are ever adequately prepared. Although roughly one-third of all Americans are a member of a blended family, approximately 60 percent of those relationships results in divorce. But blended families can survive and thrive if they follow basic guidelines.

Linda Lewis Griffith

Are you resilient? 8 ways to know

People differ greatly in their ability to respond to crises. Resilient people tend to demonstrate specific psychological characteristics. They have a positive view of themselves and their abilities. They are able to make and follow through with plans. They feel empowered to successfully change their situations.

Linda Lewis Griffith

10 ways to be nice — always

Columnist Linda Lewis Griffith notes that we hear lots of talk about kindness. Yet we don’t seem to give them serious thought. We should, since it will make us all more respectful and loving, and the world will be a better place.

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Paso Robles residents thank Chimney Fire firefighters

Firefighters say 'it means the world' to them that residents got up early Saturday to cheer as fire crews head for another day battling the Chimney Fire.
Laura Dickinson ldickinson@thetribunenews.com
Paso Robles residents thank Chimney Fire firefighters 1:15

Paso Robles residents thank Chimney Fire firefighters

Highlights from Atascadero's football win over Foothill 1:44

Highlights from Atascadero's football win over Foothill

Tree branch falls near Mission Plaza in downtown SLO 0:14

Tree branch falls near Mission Plaza in downtown SLO

What it's like for firefighters at base camp 1:52

What it's like for firefighters at base camp